Webinar Date: October 20, 2021 1:00 pm
In today’s primary care practice environment, with increased demands on physicians’ time, increased complexity of medication management and increased performance expectations, primary care physicians can create team-based, patient-centered programs that have a real impact. Collaborating with clinical pharmacists is a promising way to expand team-based care.
Clinical pharmacists are among the least understood and most underrated members of the health care team. The duration of their education and clinical training positions them to support patient care management in advanced primary care.
In this webinar, Peter Teichman, MD, MPA, and Shaowei Wan, PhD, BPharm, will cover practical ideas for collaboration and offer insight into how clinical pharmacists are expanding the ability of primary care doctors to resolve complex clinical challenges and enhance quality of care for their patients.
They will also discuss three things that facilitate this work:
- Collaborative practice agreements (CPAs)
- Electronic health record capacity
- Scheduling and referral management
Related AAFP article by presenters: How to Integrate Clinical Pharmacists Into Primary Care
Primary care physicians face more stress than ever before. Clinical pharmacists can help. Increasing demands on their time, energy and resources contribute to physician burnout, and although the pandemic played a huge role, it’s not the only factor driving burnout. Medication management has emerged as a major stressor. As new medications—especially biologics—enter the market, medication management has grown more complex. Medications play an outsized role in medical care, but they don’t receive outsized attention. One reason is that—at least for the most part— clinical pharmacists have not fully engaged at the point of medication decision-making. Collaborating with clinical pharmacists offers a promising way to expand team-based care, expanding the ability of primary care doctors to resolve complex clinical challenges and enhance quality of care for their patients. Read the full issue brief for more..